FOLLOWING a freak accident, Consett’s Anna Scott has had to withdraw from her first professional Futures Tour event in the United States.
Anna was due to play in the Florida Natural Charity Classic at Lake Region Yacht and Country Club, South Winter Haven.
She explained: “A couple of weeks ago, while practising at Eagles Landing, I stepped back to line a chip up and my right leg shot down a drain that I hadn’t seen and I didn’t stop falling in until my hips hit the ground.
“The drain was covered with a metal top but it wasn’t secure, so when I stood on it, it flipped. Anyway, I didn’t think anything of it and just carried on.”
Only days after the accident, Anna played at Rio Pinar in the Florida Open and went on to score rounds of 76 and 74, missing the cut by only one shot. She said: “On the Tuesday I was in quite a considerable amount of pain and I knew something was wrong with my ribs but I was determined to carry on. I ended up shooting 74. I didn’t start well, so I was pleased to hang in there through 18 holes and I managed to birdie the last which is always a good feeling. As soon as I was off the golf course, I called my physio in Atlanta and made an appointment.
“As it turned out, I injured my ribs and bruised the intercostal muscles. I had to withdraw from Winter Haven, which would have been the first Futures Tour event of the year. I was really sad about that but injuries are injuries and I needed to get better so I can play the rest of the season.”
Now 24 years of age, this young lady hopes to finish in the top 10 as much as possible throughout the 2010 season and in the long term, she is looking to qualify for the LPGA tour and LET tour, and be a weekly contender.
Among many of her achievements, Anna was an English Ladies semi finalist in 2007, the St Andrew’s Ladies Under-23 Ladies Open Champion and Bridget Jackson Scratch Champion in 2005 and Northern Federation Girls Champion in 2004. She has also been runner-up twice in the Durham County Championships and has had 13 top five finishes in College Golf.
Her interests are Newcastle United Football Club, keep fit, all sports in general, music, travelling, chilling with family and friends, sushi and other good foreign food!
As we go to print, Anna is hoping she has recovered from the injury to play in the Mexico Classic being held at the El Tigre Golf and Country Club in Nuevo Vallarta in Mexico.